Thursday, October 20, 2011

HE Said, SHE Said: Perspectives on Polecats Manila's Polarity (Guest Post)

First of all, I'd like to thank Kayleen Dy and the rest of the Polecats Manila team for their very generous invitation to watch Polarity, their 2nd anniversary show held last October 16, 2011

I was, however, unfortunately indisposed at that time and requested 2 very dear friends of mine to watch the show on my behalf (Thank you again Sandii and Dex!  I so owe you guys one.  Make that two.  ☺)

Thank you, friends.  Love you lots! 

Here's what they had to say about the show.

He said...

What do you get when you combine a group of pole dancers moving and dancing to the tune of the Eraserhead's "Ang Huling El Bimbo" played by an orchestra?  Well, that's exactly what awaited us at Polarity.

The group's opening and closing performances were good, although I think it could be better.  I would assume that each performer had a lot of things running on their minds, such as how to keep the performance together, synchronizing their movements while holding on to a slippery pole and trying not to get hurt all at the same time.  Not to take away from them but I admit pulling off such a perfomance is no easy feat.

There's only 1 word to describe the solo performance: ang galing!  Very well executed.  I'll bet every guy watching that night didn't blink or probably had their digicams on auto-pilot (if there is such a feature) to capture a moment for posterity.

Overall, it was a new experience for me.  Kinda short for for a 1-hour performance.  I definitely understand the Polecats Manila creative director's aim of changing the stereotypical view on pole dancing.  Given another chance, I would definitely watch it again.

- Dex -

She said...

Last Sunday’s show of Polecats Manila's Polarity was one of its kind!  Who would have thought that pole dancers could perform with the ‘Manila Symphony Orchestra’ to the tune of contemporary OPM music?

Pole dancing is indeed continuously evolving.  Before it was associated with dancers in the clubs.  Then a few years back, it was taken as a form of exercise and a sport.  Last Sunday's performance proved that pole dancing could also be expressed as art.

Kudos to Polecats Manila, especially to their creative director Christina Dy (CD)! The spectators were indeed lucky to experience this pioneer pole concert.  Superbly brilliant!

- Sandii -

Congratulations again, Polecats Manila, for a very memorable show!  More power to you and may you continue to inspire more and more people.  ☺

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